The Nation's First Soda Tax Is Working. Can Its Success Last?

Posted on August 24, 2016 | Bloomberg by Deena Shanker

Minority and low-income residents of Berkeley, Calif., drank 21 percent less of the sugary stuff after the city implemented an excise tax, according to a study published on Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health. ...

"The debate around adoption of the tax raises awareness—a critical piece of how it functions," says David Goldberg, vice president of communications at Healthy Food America, a nonprofit dedicated to using science to change health policy and industry practice.

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